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Nigerian Newspapers (Sunday, 17 March, 2019 Edition)

Atiku Abubakar and PDP team planning ahead of 2019 election in Dubai

Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Sunday morning🙂. Enjoy!

1.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of disobeying the March 6, 2019 ruling of the Court of Appeal, which ordered INEC to allow the PDP and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to inspect documents and materials used in the February 23, 2019 presidential poll.

“Despite being served with the order and several follow-ups, the leadership of INEC has refused to grant the PDP and Atiku Abubakar access to the materials and documents, notwithstanding the urgency of the matter,” PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan said in Abuja yesterday.

2. Sound Sultan in a recent interview revealed that Russians call Nigeria ‘Musa’ because of Super Eagles player, Ahmed Musa.

If you mentioned Nigeria, they’d say, ‘Musa’, referring to the footballer (Super Eagles stand-in captain), Ahmed Musa, because he played in Russia for a long time,” Sound Sultan said when asked if Russians know about Nigeria.

3. Taribo West, a former Super Eagles player, has revealed that he was told to join a cult group for him to get political position.

If it means I have to be a cultist to get a position, I’m not ready for that. I’ll prefer to drink my garri at home and be free with God.

At the time I was in politics, a running mate to a governorship aspirant in my state (Rivers), brought me money and told me to join their cult. He told me if I wanted power, they would give me position, and that if I wanted money, I would be given.

But he insisted that I must be involved in their cultism activities. So, I disassociated myself from them. From that day, I made up my mind that I will drink my garri, rather than become a cultist,” he said during an interview with Tana Aiyejina (as seen on Punch).

4. Mike Okiro, a former Inspector General of Police, in a recent interview (as seen on Punch) said that the Nigeria Police cannot arrest Electoral Offenders unless instructed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Mr. Okiro was in Imo State to monitor the last governorship and State House of Assembly polls held on Saturday March 9.

He noted that people snatch ballot boxes, collate fake results, destroy result sheets and yet nothing happens to them because INEC does not enforce the law.

5. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday around 3pm reportedly raided a farm, Wanogan Farms Limited, belonging to the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The anti-graft after about 3 hours search took away sales books, receipt booklets, lists of his staff in the farm and other documents.

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